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American Writer, 1894-1961
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A burden in the bush is worth two on your hands
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A drawing is always dragged down to the level of its caption.
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A lady of forty-seven who had been married twenty-seven years and has six children knows what love really is and once described it for me like this: 'Love is what you've been through with somebody
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A pinch of probability is worth a pound of perhaps
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A word to the wise is not sufficient if it doesn't make sense.
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All men kill the thing they hate, too, unless, of course, it kills them first.
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All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.
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And unless there is a major stumbling or bombshell, I think he will be confirmed.
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Art - the one achievement of Man which has made the long trip up from all fours seem well advised.
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Boys are beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years.
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Bush is trying to get more support generally from the American public by seeming more moderate and showing he's a strong leader at the same time he has a rebellion within his own party. The far right is starting to be very open about their claim that he's not a real conservative.
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But those rare souls whose spirit gets magically into the hearts of men, leave behind them something more real and warmly personal than bodily presence, an ineffable and eternal thing. It is everlasting life touching us as something more than a vague, recondite concept. The sound of a great name dies like an echo; the splendor of fame fades into nothing; but the grace of a fine spirit pervades the places through which it has passed, like the haunting loveliness of mignonette.
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But what is all this fear of and opposition to Oblivion? What is the matter with the soft Darkness, the Dreamless Sleep?
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Comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.
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DeLay knows that reciprocity is the strongest norm in Washington. The clients know they have a relationship and that they have to come up with the money. It's very clear to them, and they do it.
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Discussion in America means dissent.
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Don't get it right, just get it written
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Don't let that chip on your shoulder be your only reason for walking erect
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Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and dead
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Early to rise and early to bed Makes a male healthy and wealthy and dead
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